Your preferred 8/12 MLB DFS Pitching Picks. It’s not a big schedule and with limited pitching appeal, but we have the right choices for you.
Zack Greinke @ Chicago White Sox
DraftKings – $10,700, FanDuel – $10,800
The new Astro got off to a rough start in his debut as the Rockies tagged him for five runs. He heads to Chicago on this 8/12 MLB DFS Pitching to take on the White Sox. On the road this season Greinke holds a 2.85 ERA and a 8.32 K/9. He also has a staggering .204 BAA with only 12 walks given up. The White Sox strike out a ton and their implied run total opened up at 3.8 and has dropped to 3.5 quickly, I LOVE Greinke to dominate.
Joey Lucchesi vs Tampa Bay Rays
DraftKings – $10,000, FanDuel – $7,600
With the lack of higher quality 8/12 MLB DFS Pitching options here we will have to target a pretty good offense. Lucchesi is a different pitcher at home, and I’m all about it. At home he holds a 2.71 ERA with a .186 BAA and a respectable 8.53 K/9. I know the Rays offense is dangerous and could go off at any moment, but we get the huge pitcher friendly park upgrade and a pitcher who has been dominant there. I feel okay with this for cash for DraftKings, I’d still go with Greinke on FanDuel.
Ariel Jurado @ Toronto Blue Jays
DraftKings – $6,800, FanDuel – $6,300
This is another gross option, but everyone is so overpriced on this 8/12 MLB DFS slate. Jurado isn’t going to go out and drop 20+ points, but he could get us 15 and I’m all for it. He is much better on the road than in Texas, as he holds a 4.10 ERA and a .256 BAA on the road. The Blue Jays could go out and score a ton or just completely dud. This is the chance we’re going to have to take if we want Coors.
Eduardo Rodriguez @ Cleveland Indians
DraftKings – $10,300, FanDuel – $8,900
This is either a pay up for both of punt type of 8/12 MLB DFS Pitching day in my opinion, so we can take a look at a high upside pitcher. E-Rod has the ability to be the highest scoring pitcher on the slate with his strikeout stuff. The Indians do have the ability to strike out a ton and Rodriguez could easily dig those out. On the road he has held lefties at bay (.217 BAA) and has struggled against right handed bats (.281 BAA). The strikeouts are there for GPPs, we will just have to hope he finds them.